||Malone’s New Literary Map of Florida
COST: $15.00 retail, which includes tax and shipping
Dimensions: 26¾" x 26¾"
Paper: Printed on 100 pound book weight, gloss coated white
Inks: Four color process, non-fade
Description: This item, the second statewide literary map published by Literary Lantern Press, was issued in the fall of 2001. From the original press run of 4,000 there are fewer than 1,000 remaining in stock. The result of extensive research, it is the most current literary map of the state of Florida. Like Malone’s North Carolina map, this hand-colored map shows the boundaries of every county in the state. Writers are located either in the counties in which they were born, the places they spent most of their careers, or significant locales with which their writing is associated. Also included are writers from outside Florida who have authored important books with settings in the state, as well as some writers who spent a portion of their careers in Florida but were born elsewhere or later moved elsewhere. Nothing is computer-generated on this map. The map of the state itself, the line drawings that illustrate it, the borders, and all the lettering were rendered personally by the author. The drawings are all original pen and ink sketches created in 2001 especially for this map. The writers included range chronologically from the colonial period to the very early 21st century, and in terms of significance, as with all of Malone’s maps, from the most famous to the eccentric and obscure. The selection includes novelists, poets, historians, editors and publishers, biographers, children’s authors, folklorists, playwrights, critics, journalists, environmental writers, illustrators, and many others, from Ernest Hemingway at Key West to the site of the filming of the 1954 horror film Creature from the Black Lagoon in the swamps of Marion County. Florida buffs will be surprised at the richness of literary output documented on this colorful map.
Other maps: Georgia, North Carolina